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Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT)
Research and Development
$1,640 Mil (TTM As of Apr. 2015)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Medtronic PLC's research and development for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was $528 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2015 was $1,640 Mil.


Definition

This is the expense the company spent on research and development.

Medtronic PLC Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2015 was 365 (Jul. 2014 ) + 374 (Oct. 2014 ) + 373 (Jan. 2015 ) + 528 (Apr. 2015 ) = $1,640 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

If competitive advantage is created by a patent or tech advantage, at some point it will disappear.

High R&D usually dictates high SG&A which threatens the competitive advantage.


Related Terms

Gross Profit


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Medtronic PLC Annual Data

Apr06Apr07Apr08Apr09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13Apr14Apr15
Research & Development 1,1131,2391,2751,3551,4601,4721,4901,5571,4771,640

Medtronic PLC Quarterly Data

Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15
Research & Development 376409360372360385365374373528
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